Slightly sweet and a little pickled, this Beet Relish is a delicious side dish that has so many uses that is made quickly, but can be kept for months.
A delicious condiment that originates from where I’m from, the North of England.
This is another recipe that I posted a few years ago that is very popular that I recently the pictures and an added video.
Beet relish (or beetroot as we call them in the U.K.) is delicious on open-faced sandwiches on really good bread with cheese, in sandwiches, with cheese and crackers or even on a burger. My favorite is my Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad (picture below).
What is the difference between relish and chutney?
Relish is cooked and pickled chopped vegetables and chutney, that originates from Indian can be made with vegetables or fruit with that can vary from chunky to smooth.
Pickle (like this recipe)
Borscht chilled soup
Slice on sandwiches
Serve with charcuterie (see below)
What sets this beet relish apart is the roasting of the beets. I prefer to peel beets before roasting because there is a lot of dirt and grit on the skin. Roasting is a no fuss effort, just wrap the peeled beets in foil and roast.
If you think you don’t like beets, then you probably have not had them in their best form. Alone without seasonings, can they taste a little like dirt, that is why this relish will change your mind.
If you’re familiar to preparing beets, you will know how messy they can be with regard to the beet juice dying your skin and anything it may come in contact with. I recommend 2 important tools, a pair of plastic gloves and a dark cutting board.
The salad is dressed simply in a light lemon vinaigrette. See the picture above.
How to can/preserve beets
If you want to make this shelf stable for long-term use. I recommend proper canning method. This is a great beginners guide if you need it: How to Can.
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